Windblown Valentines

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Aug 22 2011

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Category: Death, Measuring Days, My Poems and Garden, Seasons, Tragedy, Valentine Poem


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First the wind, then

The shaking, followed by

Falling petals that marred

Nature’s idyllic perfection.


Blasted my soul that saw

Sown seeds grow to flowers

That bloomed only a handful

Of days then


Dream no more of home

The bud-clasped petals that once

Held secure those fragrant,

Clustered blossoms.

I turn…look around and

See loneliness embrace

Despair in the Valley of Oblivion

Where the Grim Reaper

Wins over falling petals.

Mend them!

Begin again!

I cried and begged heaven’s

Gentle breeze to replay

The season.

The killer wind laughed at me

And derided a sucker for romance.


Ribbon the wind!

Squeeze your pen!

Or better yet

Try another theme!

There is more hope in

Wistful thinking

Than mending petals



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